Know How I Look

Know how I look.
The autumn hues of
_____red and gold within my beard.
The strands of silver moonbeams overtaking the
_____earthen brown of my hair.
The deep canyons cut from a lifetime of
_____flowing rivers across my brow.
The twinkle in my gaze as I look upon your smile, like
_____cosmic diamonds in the desert night sky.

Know how I look.
For it may be the last look upon
_____Father Time's hourglass.
See the sting of salt in my eyes like the copious flow from
_____the onion's burn.
So shall I see you, in
_____every mirror,
_____every pane,
_____every cloud.
And someday we shall spin on Mother Earth's axis

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